International Student Entrepreneurs Awarded Top Honours in BIEA 2020 University STEM Challenge
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the competition was held online for the first time. This successful pivot in event planning gave these deserving students the opportunity to experience the culmination of their year-long efforts.
The Challenge began in January, the 2020 theme was 'Save Our Shores from Plastic Pollution'. Young innovators from around the world were encouraged to come up with sustainable solutions to help counter the plastic waste epidemic to both human and wildlife.
The entries were evaluated by judges with expertise in business, industry, research and academia.
“These young people have shown they are the game-changers who will shape our future.’ said Prof Rick Chandler, lead judge and CMA Chairman. ‘I am very impressed by their dedication to coming up with commercially viable solutions to the plastic pollution problem in their local regions.’
The grand winner award went to a team of young biochemistry students from Brawijaya University Indonesia. The project looked at the microplastic problem in oceans around Indonesia, the team developed a prototype to filter microplastic from the seawater using the ferro-fluid concept. They also put together a business plan to develop the solution on a commercial scale. Prof. Widodo, Head of the Biomedical Sciences who supervised the team was 'delighted with the win and hope there will be more international collaboration opportunities for students in the future'.
The following teams were recognized as outstanding category winners for their pursuit of innovation and entrepreneurship:
> Engineering: Project A.W.R.D 1, Daniel Oakley, a UK student who developed a robotic amphibious vehicle to collect plastic waste from waterways
> Innovation: Project Nilam Pad, a sustainable sanitary pad for women, developed by a team of university students from Indonesia
> Social Impact: Project iRecyle, Maria Gitau from Strathmore University in Kennya developed a business plan to improve recycling in her local community through education and recycling stations.
> First runner up: Project Microplastic, Team WWTP from Notre Dame College, Bangladesh come up with a concept to remove microplastic from local waterways.
Nearly half the entries came from girls and countries with poverty, the competition has fulfilled BIEA’s pledge on diversity, inclusiveness and making STEM education accessible to all.
Students and educators interested in participating in the 2021 Challenge can sign up to receive more information by visiting: https://bieacompetition.org.uk/register-your-interest/
Tel: +44 (0)20 717 58566 (Helen, Media Officer)
The British International Education Association is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting collaborative, real world-relevant learning that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship. Through its programmes, students develop transferable skills and the potential to create impactful solutions and a sustainable society for generations to come. For more information, visit www.biea.org.uk
This release was published on openPR.
Permanent link to this press release:
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.
You can edit or delete your press release International Student Entrepreneurs Awarded Top Honours in BIEA 2020 University STEM Challenge here
News-ID: 2205035 • Views: 441
More Releases for Project
Engineering Project Consultant | Software Development Project
Pdgindia provide android training in pune India and also provides Corporate training in Android,Web Designing,Website Development,IEEE Project Development. Project Development Group was set up in 2012 with an aim to establish itself among leading Global Project Providers. On road to the vision, the company has already emerged among India's fastest growing organizations that provide quality projects along with complete project guidance and training. The company motto "Your Destination For Perfection" reflects
Pet Project Malaysia 2013
To be held on 23rd March, 2013 (from 9am to 6pm) at The British International School of Kuala Lumpur in association with Expatriate Lifestyle, Pet Project Malaysia is BACK and we are once again “Getting Active to Help Save Animals”. Created in 2011, this is an event to unify the community in supporting animal welfare by doing something FUN and proactive. This event is open to the public and we
Sustainability in Project Management
Sustainability is one of the most important challenges today. How can prosperity be developed, without compromising the life of future generations? Companies are integrating ideas of sustainability in their marketing, corporate communications, annual reports and in their actions. It is for that reason that 'sustainability' will find its way to project management methodologies and practices. This book explores the concept of sustainability and its application to project management. It aims
Second Order Project Management
Second Order Project Management will help alleviate the frustration that every member of the profession has experienced when trying to gain approval for investment in process improvement from sponsors. Illustrated by extracts from a series of interviews with an international group of very senior managers responsible for managing highly complex projects, Michael Cavanagh explains there is nothing magical, or even complicated, about Second Order Project Management. Gower is recognised as
Whether looking to set up and manage a new project or working to develop the competence and maturity of an organization's project management capability, Sharon De Mascia's book will provide insights and tools for making sense of the people involved and for managing them to best effect. Project Psychology:Using Psychological Models and Techniques to Create a Successful Project was published by Gower in January 2012. Hardback £60.00 ISBN 978-0-566-08942-8 Gower is recognised
Click Academy: Locomotive Project
A pinhole photography exhibition at the Menier Gallery in London on 10-15th January 2011. Artists Marta Kotlarska, Anna Udowicka and Curator Olga Glazik from Polish group Click Academy who have collaborated with a group of Polish young people living in London in order to prepare illustrations for Julian Tuwim’s Locomotive poem. Pinhole photography is lens-less photography where a tiny hole replaces the lens. Light passes through the hole and an image